Oct 23, 2012 7:00am PDT
the bar association. no carla johnson from the office of disability. -- we have carla johnson from the office of disability. i want to especially it acknowledge my colleague to help us get the resources and brought legal expertise to the table. i do not want to take too much of your time. thank you for coming. >> thank you, supervisor chu. i want to express my admiration for a supervisor chu's commitment to you. so, from our office, what we heard, many small businesses were receiving lawsuits regarding it the ada. tonight we will hear about the legal requirements, what has been in place. any small businesses that nderst informed as far as their obligations for the ada, there are the mechanisms to provide that information to you. so, we are tasked with providing the information. there have been about 300 small businesses that have received the lawsuits. knee individuals who use this mechanism and come up -- the individual to use this mechanism. while it is important to have ada access, but we want you to understand there are individuals out there taking a look at your vulnerability.
Oct 19, 2012 3:00pm PDT
. it's to mayor lee, carla johnson, john paul scott and cochairs wendy james and julianne parsons. i hereby resign as chair of the physical access committee, effective day. i have served as chair of the physical access committee for almost 5 years. sips i began using an electric wheelchair and even before then when i walked with great difficulty. i have seen great improvement in san francisco especially access to buildings, curb ramps into buildings and disaster preparedness. it has been a privilege and a source of pride to have helped move the ball forward on physical access as chair of this committee. however, when it comes to access for people with major mobility disabilities, san francisco is becoming a tale of two cities. in one city, the progress mentioned above is continuing but in the other city, san francisco's campaign against cars is threatening our safety, transportation options, mobility, independence and equality of opportunity. people with major mobility disabilities, many of whom are seniors, rely heavily on private cars, paratransit and shuttle services. the cam
Oct 16, 2012 3:30pm PDT
a lot of work on this from my staff, but to carla johnson and the mayor's office on disability for their commitment to improving this legislation. the rest i will submit. >> thank you, supervisor mar. president chiu? >> thank you,. colleagues today i'm going to be introducing an ordinance along with mayor lee to help improve our san francisco open data polices. in 2010 our board of supervisors passed by legislation to require all departments to work with one centralized body. to create a chief information officer position, as well as to move forward. then mayor newsom's legislation. from many of our perspectives much more needs to be done. the value of open data is to help city departments release data to the public and to the smartest minds in our area on datasets that can help us improve city government. at the thyme we have about 200 city-maintained datasets, but often times this data sets show our city departments in their best light. from my perspective we need datasets to improve upon imperfect situations to show where we can improve and where we can take risks and whe